Japan Protests French Mutant Sumo

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The Japanese government has been expressing its outrage at mockery of its advanced “pump-it-into-the-sea” nuclear waste management strategy by a French paper.

The controversy began with French paper Le Canard Enchaîné’s publication of a comic mercilessly depicting the unfair advantages Fukushima-mutated sumo wrestlers might enjoy in the 2020 Olympics:

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Japan’s chief cabinet secretary publicly denounced the paper, saying it gave “the wrong impression” about the multiple meltdown plant’s leaking of radioactive waste water into the sea.

The foreign ministry, he said, would be directed to “properly explain the situation and ensure inappropriate reporting about Japan is dealt with.”

Japan’s ambassador to France also complains that “it is inappropriate and regrettable to hurt the feelings of the victims of the great East Japan earthquake.”

Le Canard Enchaîné is having none of it, and says it has “no intention” of apologising.

The cartoonist responsible also fires back that “the Japanese government’s response is bewildering – Japanese anger should be directed at Tepco’s complete inability to manage the radioactive effluent.”

The LDP may still be in the lap of the nuclear lobby, but it seems the online masses are as well:

“What do you expect from the French!”

“The French are always racist towards the yellow races!”

“But everyone knows the radioactive water is completely blocked off from the sea like our PM said!”

“What do you expect from some immigrant infested cesspit of a country like France! They are no different from Korea!”

“All the right wing monkeys are going ape over this, aren’t they?”

“What kind of idiots complain about a caricature in a newspaper?”

“It’s embarrassing that people are taking this stuff seriously.”

“How come our government never protests all the unflattering articles in Korean and Chinese papers.”

“What the hell is with this reaction. The idiot Japs lie through their teeth whilst pumping radioactive filth into the sea and then get called out by the French and throw a fit?”

“Obviously it targets Abe’s flagrant lies, so the Japanese government piles shame on top of shame by attacking them.”

“As expected of the European Koreans!”

“Embarrassing Jap hypocrisy as usual. If it were China France were targeting you lot would be cheering them on!”

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“Funny that they never say anything about this sort of thing…”

“The LDP is as magnanimous as ever I see.”

“French humour as unfunny as ever I see.”

“Japanese as weak to criticism as ever I see.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 13/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So Japanese feel they are above mockery and satire? Who do they think they are, Muhammad?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 13/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Fuck that bitch 'prophet'

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Religion is the most common form of insanity. It has never done anything but cause problems and stymie the development of mankind. If you can't mock that, then nothing is worth mocking."

    LOL, this is all total bullshit dogmatic assertion. Do the research yourself and you'll see that a ton of advancements in art and science were for the sake of religion. But you're free to believe your irrational bigotry. Then again you have to, to keep on jerking off to that child pron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "But you're free to believe your irrational bigotry. Then again you have to, to keep on jerking off to that child pron."

    There is something just so amusing about the "you are narrow-minded and irrational" high-brow elitism followed by the "since you disagree with me, here's a baseless, irrational personal insult".

    Thanks for the mild entertainment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 13/09/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Mocking a religion is never cool, dude.

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    Comment by RedRat
    00:15 14/09/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Because any religion IS a mockery itself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Religion is the most common form of insanity. It has never done anything but cause problems and stymie the development of mankind. If you can't mock that, then nothing is worth mocking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @07:41 You're what's wrong with nonreligious and exactly why we get such a bad reputation. Religion has been the primary catalyst in huge advances in technology and science. It's the arrogant and ignorant (religious or no) that cause problems.

    "The cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research." -Albert Einstein

    Holding different beliefs is fine. Being stupidly aggressive and condescending to those who believe differently than you is what is holding back mankind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^you mean 4chan?

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    Comment by Benoist
    03:38 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    religious people are fanboys devouted to outdated works about more or less fictional characters with superpowers. some of them go convention in Vatican or Mecca, other become hikikomori in monasteries. they like reenactement and shows, nuy merchandises, hold meetings in god-café where guys wear robes, bicker on which character is the most important, discuss points of best fanfics, sing along only themes about the show up to 5 times a day, they wear unfashionable clothes, don't shave, say sex and women are evil (some are deluded enough to think the Mary character could stay virgin because of an ET)...

    oh, we may do things like these, but no one here is convinced gundam is for real.

    So, yes, they deserve to be mocked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the the primary catalyst for advancements in technology is due to our nature in trying to to kill ourselves more effevtively, WW2 would be the prime example of this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 20/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Religion is for simpleminded fools, faggot." say the ape man

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Religion is for simpleminded fools, faggot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 13/09/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Sure, but what you just said has got to be one of the dorkiest, cheesiest, lamest, woosiest things I've read all year. I mock you and your tiny penis (or giant vagina... whichever)... I've taken a screenshot and submitted to the Lameass Book of Records. Score!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is never cool to mock anyone. You will get the same reaction if you mock any other religion.

    Why do people see it as a form of entertainment, I don't get it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:48 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're already developing new technology to harvest Mohamaad's goo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If a mockery and satire is allowed, I wonder why there are file suit flying around in US because of a mocking.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57593975/starbucks-sued-for-allegedly-mocking-deaf-patrons-in-nyc/

    http://www.examiner.com/article/cvs-lawsuit-woman-sues-cvs-for-mocking-asians-on-receipt

    http://www.babble.com/mom/teacher-mocks-little-girls-hair-faces-lawsuit/

    Of course, try mocking Buddha in front of a Buddhist,or mocking Lord Shiva in front of Indian, or mocking Jesus Christ in a Christian populated area, I doubt their believer will just enlightened and take the mockery as joke either.

    I bet you are not in the laughing side if your mom/dad/brother/sister/lover is mocked. Or someone you respect very much, to be mocked. Better yet, I doubt you will be any happy if someone making joke about your penis.

    Caricature as a free ticket to insulting others, I don't agree with this practice.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    13:11 22/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any real and rational religious person that has their beliefs mocked would simply smile and ignore the person that insulted them.

    They are the people I respect for holding beliefs. They are confident in their beliefs and the are truly secure with what they hold dear, and some random asshole talking shit isn't going to concern them.

    Any person who responds to mockery over their beliefs with anger and violence are the people that make an outstanding example of what religion can do to people.

    Stop being so thin skinned and suck it up, if you're going to get all pissy about every insult or bit of negativity that comes your way you might aswell just not talk to people at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 13/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Glad the cartoonist fought back! Pathetic Japanese Government and the Ambassador to France protecting Tepco's rep by using the Earthquake victims... trash they are!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 18/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quoth the 2ch:

    “Japanese as weak to criticism as ever I see.”

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    Comment by Electromaster
    10:24 13/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The day someone apologies for making a caricature is the day caricatures lose their meaning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Caricatures won't lose their meaning if people apologise for them. What you said was an example of a non-sequitur.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    “All the right wing monkeys are going ape over this, aren’t they?”

    “What kind of idiots complain about a caricature in a newspaper?”

    “It’s embarrassing that people are taking this stuff seriously.”

    “How come our government never protests all the unflattering articles in Korean and Chinese papers.”

    “What the hell is with this reaction. The idiot Japs lie through their teeth whilst pumping radioactive filth into the sea and then get called out by the French and throw a fit?”

    “Obviously it targets Abe’s flagrant lies, so the Japanese government piles shame on top of shame by attacking them.”

    “As expected of the European Koreans!”

    “Embarrassing Jap hypocrisy as usual. If it were China France were targeting you lot would be cheering them on!”

    For once, a voice of sanity from japs?

    Grow some spine and stop squealing at every shit that comes your way. ESPECIALLY FROM THE SATIRICAL NEWSPAPER CARTOON THAT MAKES A JOKE OUT OF EVERYONE.

    Points to some japs for actually being mature enough to have a back bone. Also, who the fuck is this jap that keeps harping about 'racism' of french against yellow people? Who wouldn't fuck over people that bitch like this?

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's "satire". Caricature is something else.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah, because radioactive waste isn't anything serious...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 13/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    FFS, we should ban every fucking thíng that exists in this world because someone out of 7 fucking billion people is getting offended!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds good to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    One of the great things about satire is it gets people to talk about topics that no one would otherwise talk about. The Japanese government wants to wish Fukushima away, but it can't.
    Don't listen to Abe and his croonies. Fukushima isn't a problem of the past.
    The Japanese should feel ashamed for the pathetic way they have dealt (and are dealing) with the situation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 13/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    “The French are always racist towards the yellow races!”

    NOT TRUE AT ALL !!!!!

    The French are always racist towards everyone, even themselves!

    I know, I'm French :D

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    Comment by Octopi
    13:03 13/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    the best way not to be racist is to discriminate everyone equally.

    (sarcasm on)

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    Comment by Era
    09:30 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, true...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    but are you not then "human" racist? lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 13/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    When it's about Asians, French people are ready to make insulting comments because they think that Asians are harmless people.

    When it's about black people, Araws or Jews, French people keep their head down like fucking hypocrits because they are afraid of being taxed of racism.

    I know because I'm French

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    Comment by maxobiwan
    22:07 13/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    WRONG ! I remember that this magazine has been attacked ~5 times by molotov after islamist caricatures. And they continue caricaturing everything !

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would love to see a proper caricature of 9/11. Too bad nobody toke that seriously but butthurt americunts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try caricaturing 9/11 and the Murricans are sure to bring freedom to France... with Abrams and shits.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    you're wrong, it's not this one

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    they continue caricaturing everything... except 9/11 (never saw that).

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's illegal to insult Jews in French papers, I heard, even in satire.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the point of all people that say "Japan should grow some skin"?

    Perhaps the Jews SHOULD be the first to grow skins, let alone the French learn some empathy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    French like to say we, we,wewewewewe.

    I know because I'm French.

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL this fuckin jap

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    keep head down ? only cowards are like that , weak ones and kids, and also becoz our medias enslave us and brainwash us , with peace and shit like that , anything is free to live near me , but if one annoy me , my baseball bat shall friend its way to his face . arabs , jews , blacks or whatever same for everyone .

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So if someone annoys you, you will turn to violence? Well that got Trayvon Martin shot, so you'd better not be a big mouth hero around your fellow Americans, many of whom own guns and will protect themselves. Rather go to police if someone annoys you, or sue with a lawyer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty sure random cafes blown to shit helped keep those frogs quiet too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^i think the cook took care of the frog

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:07 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So true, it's not surprising that not too long ago a luxury hotel in paris made a statement baning 'Asian' tourists from checking-in because of their 'fashion' sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    During WW2, Americans and British called the Japanese "monkeys." It's all bullshit racism. Criticising someone's fashion sense is fair game. So is wanting not to have immigrants of any kind. But calling people monkeys is stupid racism. Especially when Japanese learned how to write from China (as the English learned how to write from Rome) and the Japanese didn't become Japanese until a (probably) Korean population that had superior rice-growing methods (which they had learned from China) moved into Kyushu around 500BC and merged with the original inhabitants of Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Monkeys are animals, people are animals. David Hume said that normative values can't be derived from empirical observations. Hence monkeys are no better than people. Calling someone a monkey is not racist, unless one believes people are >>> monkeys, but that smells of religious superstition and left wing tards are above that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't deny that...

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    Comment by Benoist
    18:35 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    that is not racist at all : chinese tourists have no taste and often behave like monkeys

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If I were to use the internet as basis to who is racist I would say that everybody is racist toward everybody.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    so 50€ to play more games?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The japanese are just as racist themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And so are you for judging all Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    French can be racist towards themselves because there are Arabs, Vietnamese and Blacks in France. Those people have citizenship but can be discriminated against.

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    Comment by Retororando
    22:15 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems legit dude

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    When it's about Asians, French people are ready to make insulting comments because they think that Asians are harmless people.

    When it's about black people, Araws or Jews, French people keep their head down like fucking hypocrits because they are afraid of being taxed of racism.

    I know because I'm French.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 21/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I'm sure there are example of such people, but most of the racist comments I've heard in France were against North Africans, not Asians.

    Besides, the canard Enchainé satirizes absolutely everyone and everything without distinction; I don't see why Japan would be spared.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    12:21 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, French are shit and racist bastards. That's nothing new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    indeed, also fuck you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    are we starting a fight now?

    <:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    PirateKing is 100% correct.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:42 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed you fucking cunt

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:36 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    “How come our government never protests all the unflattering articles in Korean and Chinese papers.”

    Because you country is full of pussies who run from first sign of actual trouble. Just like this kid.

    Like attracts like? lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    FaggotKing knows a lot about The French, as the original AIDS carrier he is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and where are you from my little pirate king ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm quite sure he's from France, but he's your standard muslim, shiiting on everything western while taking welfare.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    01:01 No, 'he' is a mixed half breed kid from America (spoiled and soft ass west coast on top of that) who couldn't even cut it there and ran to japan because it's the only place he can bitch and moan for anyone to listen to.

    It's really sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    More likely a clueless American who has no idea of Europe. But he won't run to Japan, as Japanese can't handle emos and won't tolerate parasites. He'll get deported once his tourist visa expires or his money runs out.

    Apologies to the non-clueless Americans.

    Comment by Anonymous

    LOL little bitch pipe up again. Funny this halfie with a bitch chip on both shoulders can still talk.

    Where the fuck you at?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought France was cosmopolitan and non racist. They don't even collect race related stats there, right? I remember how they stopped selling their cars in South Africa because of apartheid. I can't argue with someone from France though :)

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    Comment by Benoist
    00:15 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    still better than a certain melting pot nation where most can not speak propoerly the official language :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And some have problems with spelling, grammar, and punctuation, too!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 14/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're the last person who should be talking about "speaking propoerly."

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 16/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speak for yourself, Benoist you fail fool.

    That melting pot is shit because of people like you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    melting pot nation? South Africa? We have 11 languages. And I remember there were French in South Africa, doing business, before collapse of apartheid. French also hate other Europeans, they're some of the most bigoted people in Europe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 21/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some parts of France are indeed very cosmopolitan, but that doesn't mean racism isn't widespread.
    I don't think this caricature is racist, though, and besides the french loves Japan.
    Just looks up the Japan Expo in Paris, or the sheer quantity of manga the French buy. The only people who like Japan more than the French are the Japanese themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 21/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some parts of France are indeed very cosmopolitan, but that doesn't mean racism isn't widespread.
    I don't think this caricature is racist, though, and besides the french loves Japan.
    Just looks up the Japan Expo in Paris, or the sheer quantity of manga the French buy. The only people who like Japan more than the French are the Japanese themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 21/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some parts of France are indeed very cosmopolitan, but that doesn't mean racism isn't widespread.
    I don't think this caricature is racist, though, and besides the french loves Japan.
    Just looks up the Japan Expo in Paris, or the sheer quantity of manga the French buy. The only people who like Japan more than the French are the Japanese themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because its easier to push around asians. White men in particular are ALWAYS the ones pushing for racism. Majority of the racism problems come from them. Majority of racist problems were started by them.

    It all comes back to superiority and lack of dignity for other life.

    I can see how a japanese person might be offended by this. Considering the one who MADE the cartoon is not even japanese, and there is purposely exagerated usauge of japanese faces in the cartoon. He took japan's symbol and pride, the sumo-wrestlers, and reduced them to squinty-eyed radioactive mockeries.

    Had this french cartoonist done the same illustrations on blacks, he would have been called a racist. But since it's asians, it's "tolerable" because asians are a push-around for whites.

    I've seen this behavior stand true. Many whites look at asians as stupido's or weak idiots to be pushed around at will. There is a LOT of biasm towards asians, and you can see that clearly with the U.S.'s attitude and even gamer's attitudes to asians. In other words, total disregard.

    Yea Japan made a fuck-up and yes the nuclear dumbass in charge of the towers SHOULD be reprimandeded totally for trying to 'cover-up' a disaster that WILL affect japan itself instead of taking care of the situation PROPERLY. If japan has dumbasses like that in charge, what it really is doing is hurting japan directly itself. Japanese folk have a strong root in national pride, so denial is not uncommon. Even other japanese will take advantage of other japanese even if they have titles next to their names.

    I see how the french artist is portraying the reality of the nuclear situation, which may blow up some japanese nationalist. But at the same time NO ONE is taking proper RESPONSIBILITY for their actions. Come on japan seriously, this wouldn't have been a major problem had not the guy covered-up the nuke spills for so long. Blaming a cartoonist for the leakage is small-fries when the cartoonist wasn't even responsible for the leaks to began with.

    It was you, japan!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 13/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ça c'est vrai ! xD









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